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Meaning of ASYMMETRY

Pronunciation:  ey'simitree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  (mathematics) a lack of symmetry

ASYMMETRY is a 9 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: imbalance
 Antonyms: balance, correspondence, symmetricalness, symmetry
 See Also: eyedness, footedness, geometrical irregularity, handedness, irregularity, laterality, lopsidedness, radial asymmetry, skewness, spatial property, spatiality



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*sym"me*try\, n. [Gr. ?; 'a priv. + ? symmetry.]
1. Want of symmetry, or proportion between the parts of a
   thing, esp. want of bilateral symmetry.

2. (Math.) Incommensurability. [Obs.] --Barrow.

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